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Hear from the world’s best throwers

Read detailed interviews with former world record holder Jüri Tamm (and again from Tamm), Olympic champions Primoz Kozmus and Szymon Ziolkowski, US champions Kevin McMahon and Ed Burke, Olympic finalist Marcel Lomnicky, and German champion Kathrin Klaas.

Key training methods for the hammer

Watch and learn essential hammer throw special strength exercises and the benefits of training at various speeds.

Breaking down technique

Learn what makes the hammer unique and watch videos about how to stay low and increasing double support. Elite throwers Sergej Litvinov discuss learning how the ball moves and accelerating the hammer. And hear world-class coaches analyze world class throwers.

Interviews with shot putters and coaches

Jean-Pierre Egger discusses the training of Werner Günthör and Valerie Adams. Don Babbitt explains how he individualizes training and the spin vs. the glide. Dale Stevenson discusses technique and peaking. Top youth coach Nick Garcia also shares his experiences.

Olympic champion Adam Nelson reflects on a career of learning. Justin Rodhe details his transition from small school champion to Olympian.

Training methods

Learn specific strength exercises for the shot put.

Input from the top of the podium

Coach Vésteinn Hafsteinsson explains how he guided Gerd Kanter to Olympic gold. Coach an former Olympic champion Mac Wilkins also discusses discus technique and training methods.

Former Dutch champion and Olympic finalist Eric Cadee explains what led him to adapt an unconventional and innovative discus technique.

Training ideas and methods for javelin

Watch video of specific strength exercises for the javelin from Irish record holder and World Championship finalist Terry McHugh. Learn how the use of multiple implements can provide a boost to throwers.

Tips for all throwers

Hear from world-class throwing and lifting coaches on how to use Olympic lifting for throwers. Coaching legend Jerry Clayton also discusses his philosophy for teaching technique for all field events.

Recommended Videos

Lesson 9: Specific Strength for Throwing
Lesson 9: Specific Strength for ThrowingNick Garcia and Martin Bingisser demonstrate their favorite specific strength exercises for throwing and discuss how to construct exercises and integrate them into training.
Lesson 10: Hammer Throw Technique
Lesson 10: Hammer Throw TechniqueA look at the core elements of hammer throw technique and how to train them.

Recommended Podcasts

Throwing Coaches

Top colleges coaches Don Babbitt on Episode 116, Justin St. Claire on Episode 105, Greg Watson on Episode 64, and Dave Wollman on Episode 44. Top German coach René Sack on Episode 79, and New Zealand throwing coach Dale Stevenson on Episode 66. Top high school coach Tony Ciarelli also joined us on Episode 28.

World-Class Throwers

We’ve also had on Olympians Adam Nelson on Episode 42, Reese Hoffa on Episode 98, Kevin McMahon on Episode 9, Benn Harradine on Episode 26, and Kibwé Johnson on Episode 70.

Recommended Authors

Martin Bingisser
Martin BingisserNational Hammer Throw Coach, Switzerland
Nick Garcia
Nick GarciaThrowing Coach, Notre Dame High School
Sergej Litvinov
Sergej LitvinovEuropean Championship Medalist, Hammer Throw
Kibwé Johnson
Kibwé JohnsonOlympic Finalist/US Champion, Hammer Throw
Benn Harradine
Benn HarradineOlympic Finalist/Commonwealth Games Champion, Discus Throw